Committal for Contempt of Court in Open Court at the County Court sitting at Birmingham: Charlesworth

|Contempt of Court

Pursuant to paragraph 13 of Practice Direction: Committal for Contempt of Court – Open Court

Case No:- A90BM228

In relation to the above numbered case on Friday 20 January 2017 Mr Justice Holroyde sitting in the High Court at Birmingham as a Judge of the High Court, sentenced the First Defendant, Mr. Reuben Charlesworth, in that case, to detention for a period of 3 months, (concurrently in respect of each breach) for contempt of court on breach of an Injunction Order dated 1 December 2014. The committal order is suspended until 1 February 2018.

The basis of the sentence imposed is that Mr. Reuben Charlesworth:

Was in breach of the Injunction dated 1 December 2014, by

(1) On Monday 8th August 2016 at 11.45 pm you were the driver of a Silver Fiat Punto car registration number BJO6 RRV (“the Punto”) and for the alleged reasons particularised at paragraphs 18.2 to 18.15 Below, you participated in a car cruise near Flood Street car park, Dudley contrary to clause 1 of an injunction granted by the Birmingham District Registry of the High Court of Justice on December 2014 (“the Injunction”).

(2) The Punto, driven by you at all material times, was in a moving convoy of approximately six vehicles on the public road adjacent to Flood Street car park, known as Mill Street, Dudley. It is alleged that the Punto and 9 other vehicles then turned off Flood Street and onto Duncan Edwards Way.

These breaches were contrary to the terms of the Injunction Order dated 1 December 2014 to which, Mr. Reuben Charlesworth is subject.